Studebaker US6 "Frozen In Time" (Engine Overhaul)
In the summer of 2009 this 1945 Studebaker US6 with its Hercules JXD engine
was brought back to life and driven 75 miles back to civilization after
being abandoned in the remote Alaskan wilderness and "frozen in time" for
two decades. Now in June 2013 the old war horse is getting some much
needed TLC and a new lease on life. This truck was built on May 23, 1945.
Darracq V8 1905 Land speed record holder
This is the engine out of the 1905 Darracq
The engine is the original but the car is a replica
It is a V8 of over 25 Litres capacity (approx 1550 Cubic inches)used in the
setting of the land speed record of about 108MPH (174KPH) in 1905
To find out more about this remarkable vehicle http://www.darracq-v8.co.uk/
Luke's 1918 Chevy V8
Luke Rizzuto is a man on a mission. He plans to circumnavigate the globe in
his 1918 Chevy but he's going to need more than a V-8 engine and a smile to
do it. He and his crew are seeking sponsorship.
Please visit his website at http://www.lukesgreatrace2008.com/
The official website of The Great Race is http://www.greatrace.com/newsite/
View the race course here:
This video was produced by the vidgi group, a Santa Cruz video production
1910 Thomas Flyer Race Car
This 1910 Thomas Flyer has been restored to run the next Great Race. The
car is now painted and made to look like the original 1907 car that won the
very first Great Race from New York to Paris. The huge 6 cylinder car
underwent a huge restoration to make the 2008 Great Race, before the race
was postponed due to complications with the passage through China. The car
is now complete, but this video was shot as soon as the car was roadworthy
and before it was torn down for final paint and assembly. It was a special
day to see this road veteran again blasting around town. These cars are
awesome and you forget just how impressive they were until you see this
beast roar to life and take to the highways. Time has change the styling of
automobiles, but this car is absolutely timeless!
Abandoned relic runs again
Truck comes to life again after sitting abandoned for decades in the heart
of the Alaskan wilderness. The engine is the rugged Hercules JXD. The truck
was later driven 75 miles back to civilization.
Studebaker US6 застывшими во времени
Это 1945 Studebaker US6 был оставлен в пустыне
Аляски на протяжении двух десятилетий.
Это видео, лето 2009 Studebaker US6 возвращается
к жизни и отвезли обратно в цивилизацию
расстоянии 75 миль.
Studebaker US6 получит некоторые
восстановления. В настоящее время семь
Studebaker US6 грузовики все бегут и дисков.
Alaska , God's Country. There are a lot of really good beer drinking
stories about lost relics or abandoned treasures in the massive Alaskan
wilderness. There are stories of lost gold mines and eccentric miners who
vanished or died after burying a cache of gold in the late 1800s or early
1900s that's just waiting for some lucky soul to stumble over. There are
dozens stories of wrecked WWII aircraft and one particularly of a crash
landed and mostly intact Bell P-39 Air Cobra that is said to have belly
landed in eight feet of powdered snow somewhere up around Eureka Summit
during the war.
The locals however are pretty tight lipped concerning these stories and
dont give up their secrets very often , especially to city slickers. Most
of these tales are just that, good stories, and are probably based on a
grain of truth and nothing more but they make good stories and theyre OUR
stories. Myself, Ive always enjoyed hearing the tales and like most folks
find my voice raising with each question that I ask in relation to the
particular subjects where abouts, knowing full well that the guy telling me
the story knows as little as I do. Yet having always been a WWII truck and
aircraft enthusiast its easy to get wound up with each telling of a certain
story. Ad to it the mystique of the Alaskan wilderness and a possible
abandoned gold mine somewhere in the telling and well, its a story worth
repeating and maybe even adding one or two of my own personal details to it
for good measure.
One story that has been around for decades is that of a big game hunting
guide that had a place north of Eureka. The story goes that he had a
Studebaker US6 from WWII that he used to haul supplies from an air field
that is 75 miles out of Eureka. According to the story, the old gentleman
had eventually died and the Studebaker had sat abandoned at the remote
airstrip ever since. The truck's engine had, had water instead of
anti-freeze in it and therefor supposedly froze up with ice and broke the
cylinder head. The truck , it is said, is all there and intact.
To claim this relic would be simple, all a person would have to do is find
a cylinder head for a 1940s Hercules JXD , fly up to the air field that is
75 miles from no where , install the cylinder head and then get a truck
running that has sat deteriorating for 20 years in the Alaskan wilderness ,
have someone fly you gas and beer and then drive a 1945 Studebaker 75 miles
back to civilization. Oh and did I mention that there are no roads and
plenty of grizzly bears too? That really would make a good story. Well
thats just exactly what Robert did. The story of the old truck is true and
I loaned him a Hercules JXD cylinder head in August of 2009. Ray has an
airplane and flew 'Close Air Support' hauling fuel , beer and moral support
from all of us here at home. I think the videos explain the rest.
Oh and if you ask why did they do this? If I have to explain , you wouldnt
Starting Up The Old Caterpillar Sixty
This old 1929 Caterpillar Sixty started a lot easier than I thought it
would. I guess not all old machines are cranky. The other crawler seen is
a 1952 CAT D4. I didn't get there early enough to catch that one being
started. These were seen at the Arizona Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor
Assc. Show in Apache Junction, AZ on 3-10-12. I also shot video of both of
these tractors hooked to the sled in the sled pulling competition, so check
them out too.
Studebaker Woody Fastback Custom at SEMA from Eastwood
Check out this interview from SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas. The guys from
Eastwood get an up close look at the amazing '51 Stude Woody that was built
by Hill's Rod & Custom in California. It features incredible wood work as
well as a 390 cid Ford Edsel V8 with a rare injection system that was
designed by aircraft engineers and featured on the cover of Hot Rod
magazine in 1959. This was one of the most popular cars at SEMA and we're
sure you'll be impressed after you watch the video.
Eastwood has everything you need to do the job right when you're restoring
your car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, powder coating
supplies, abrasive blasters and media, hand tools, rust solutions, paint
and paint guns, specialty paints and coatings, metal fab tools and more!
Are You an Eastwood Guy?
Studebaker US 6 1943 for Restoration in Russia www LOMAKOVKA RU
Studebaker US-6 1943 WW2 from Lomakov`s classic cars and motorcycles
museum - www.LOMAKOVKA.RU 1 day restoration. Moscow. Russia. 13.10.2010.
Студебекер ЮС-6 1943. Первый день
реставрации в Ломаковском музее
старинных автомобилей и мотоциклов.
Москва. Россия. 13.10.2010
The first car ever running live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)
This is rare footage of the world's first car's engine igniting & running.
After developing a successful gas-powered two-stroke piston engine in 1873,
Karl Benz focused on developing a motorized vehicle. His Patent Motorwagen
(or Motor Car), introduced in 1886, is widely regarded as the first
purpose-built automobile, that is a vehicle designed from the ground up to
be motorized. Benz unveiled it officially on July 3, 1886 on the
Ringstraße in Mannheim, Germany. The vehicle was patented with German
patent number 37435, which Benz applied for on January 29, 1886.
1960- Madill 009 -A mystery of history
My longest video yet,decided to keep it as one part.A 1960 Madill steel
tower that is innaccesable by road.Has a cummins engine in it.The 'Still
1909 Cadillac First Start in 79 Years
This 1909 Cadillac was stripped down into a speed car, raced and then
parked in 1934. I was acquired in the early 1960's for restoration. The
restoration was put on hold for many years and then re-started a few years
ago. After multple checks of the ignition and timing we finally achieved
the first start on July 28, 2012. There is still more to do to tune the
engine and sort it out for driving later this year.
The spray on the first try happened when we left the primer cups open. It
runs better with them closed.
And the owner did make it a bit easier by adding an electric starter to the
For more of the story see the HCCA Gazette, May - June 2009.
To see how things turned out, see the related video, 1909 Cadillac first
drive at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEy0KagVrIw
1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here:
For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car
in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U
For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here:
Here's a recent one driving in the snow:
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Transcontinental Railway Grade in May 2014:
City of Rocks, Idaho in April
Capitol Reef National Park in March 2014:
Grouse Creek and the AAA garage in February 2014:
Grand Canyon in January 2014:
Moab, UT in December 2013:
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument November 2013:
Across Nevada on US 50, "The Loneliest Road in the Country", October 2013:
Mount Evans (the highest paved road in North America) August 2013:
Canada in June 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109872
Monument Valley in March 2013:
Bryce Canyon in February 2013:
Milford, Utah in December 2012:
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012:
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012:
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012:
Death Valley in February 2012:
Pike's Peak in July 2011:
Route 66 in April 2010: